Videos – Aurora and SBS v7

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this week, you probably heard that at Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 Microsoft announced previews of two new products in the SBS family code named “Aurora” and SBS “7”.

If you didn’t make it to WPC, check out both videos from Microsoft Senior Program Manager Lead, Becky Ochs:

Windows Server Code Name “Aurora

  • Built on Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Supports up to 25 users
  • Remote Web Access
  • Server and Client backup
Aurora video – featuring Becky Ochs


Windows Small Business Server “7

  • Built on Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Supports up to 75 users
  • Remote Web Access
  • Exchange Server 2010 SP1
  • SharePoint 2010 Foundation
  • Windows Software Update Services 3.0
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 (Premium)
SBS 7 video – featuring Becky Ochs


You can find out more about the preview products here:

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Support for Win 2000 / XP SP2 Expired July 13, 2010

Buh-bye, Windows 2000Ding dong, the witch is dead…

Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 ended on July 13, 2010. Customers need to be on at least Service Pack 3 now.

Likewise, Extended Support for Windows 2000 Professional is also over.

If you need more guidance on support scenarios regarding these operating systems, check Eric Ligman’s blog post from June 16, 2010 here.

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